Family photography is like meeting a host of new friends every time. The challenge sometimes lies in getting all members of the family relaxed and working well together. Once this happens – and it usually does quite quickly – then my task is to capture those exchanges of emotions, those looks and smiles and cuddles between family members that speak silent volumes of their wonderful family relationships. I have a young family of my own, and I am part of a large family (we were six siblings in all!), and I feel rewarded every time the photographs I deliver bring smiles to my clients. Many stay in touch. Many have asked me to share time and again in their special family occasions. I may be working, but this is truly a privilege.
Child photography is just the best of fun. It takes me back to my own childhood, the fun and laughter of larking about with my siblings and family, and the joy of discovery when I played around with my first camera. That sense of childlike enjoyment of dressing up and posing in front of a camera has never left me and I love sharing it with the families that ask me to provide them with gorgeous portraits of the children. Whether we work outdoors, or in my studio, the session passes in the blink of an eye, the camera clicking away all the time, the child relaxing, chatting, having fun, being themselves, speaking to the camera with their eyes. It really doesn’t feel like work at all!
Photo shoots based in Rainham, Kent
Jessica Richardson Photography is based in Rainham, in Kent, in the heart of the Garden of England, close to the beautiful landscape of the Medway Estuary, not far from the prettiness of the Weald of Kent, within easy reach of the openness of the North Downs. Set on the A2, the artery that joins London to the south coast, and served by excellent rail links, Rainham forms part of the Medway Towns and is easily accessible.
Jessica Richardson Photography
Medway, Maidstone and Kent